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SQL Rights To Add Windows Authenticated SL User

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Does a member of the SL Administrators Group need the SQL Server "sysadmin" Role to add Dynamics SL Users?



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    Community Member Microsoft Employee on at
    RE: SQL Rights To Add Windows Authenticated SL User

    Thank you Erich!

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    Erich Strelow F Profile Picture
    Erich Strelow F 1,642 on at
    RE: SQL Rights To Add Windows Authenticated SL User

    In a word... yes.

    In order to add a Windows Authenticated User, SL needs to create a SQL login, map it to both the APP and SYS database and add the application role. These actions combined generally means sysadmin: access to both databases, login creation, and role assignment. You might work it out with a combination of securityadmin, db_accessadmin et al, but you'll end up with a powerful role anyhow.

    If you want to separate the DBA role, in theory a SQL script could be built to perform the required steps.

    Windows authentication is a recent addition to SL and it's still kind of patched up.

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